Graphic Organizers

September 14, 2019





                      How to use Graphic Organizers in teaching Social Studies

 By:Janeesa

Strand:Culture

The study of culture examines the socially transmitted beliefs, values, institutions, behaviors, traditions and way of life of a group of people; it also encompasses other cultural attributes and products, such as language, literature, music, arts and artifacts, and foods
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Sub-strand: Society and The Environment
The Environment and Society specialization within the Geography major provides students with an understanding of the reciprocal relationships between social and environmental processes. Environmental geographers are concerned with how human beings use the earth and how humans impact the environments in which they live.

graphic organizer is a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas. In addition to helping students organize their thinking.
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graphic organizer is a visual representation or frame used to organize information. The purpose of a graphic organizer is to help students by simplifying information and by stimulating thinking skills.

Here are a few different ways that graphic organizers can be used in the social studies classroom:
  1. Mind Maps. Give students the freedom to create their own graphic organizers to as they read or listen to information.
  2. Skill Builders
  3. Study Tools
  4. Formative Assessment
  5. Writing Support

They organize and communicate information in a visual way. When applied to content areas, graphic organizers enhance the learning and comprehension of difficult concepts and ideas. Using graphic organizers in the Social Studies classroom helps to make content accessible to all levels of learners.

Graphic organizers include various kinds of graphs and diagrams that organize ideas visually. They help readers to classify ideas and communicate effectively. They are of great help for teaching and learning for their feature of visualization.

Graphic organizers are important and effective pedagogical tools for organizing content and ideas and facilitating learners' comprehension of newly acquired information. For today's classroom, nothing is more essential to successful teaching and learning than strategy-based instruction.

Graphic Organizers are useful educational tools in any subject area. They help students organize their thoughts and ideas for answering questions, function as a re-writing tool for essays, and provide a visual display of information.
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